Here are some of the activities taking place in Mission for National Indigenous Peoples Day:
Visit Fraser River Heritage Park from 10:00-4:00 on June 21st to participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Information and Resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day:
From the Government of Canada: “In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.
Get more information on National Indigenous Peoples Day and learn how to plan this special day.”
Ordering Information for Schools: (deadline is June 1st)
Click here for the order form
FVRL 2018 SUMMER READING CLUB
Move, groove and prove that you can make a Motion Commotion this summer when you join FVRL’s 2018 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Sign up starts June 21 and continues throughout the summer. Visit your favourite FVRL location to join.
Read To Me (0 to Preschool)
Share stories, record reading, collect stickers, win prizes and get a medal.
Kids (grades K to 6)
Ready, set, go! Collect a reading record, enter prize draws, come to fun shows and earn a medal. Just read every day!
Teens (grades 7 to 12)
Read. Record. Repeat. It all begins when you pick up a reading record. There will be lots of chances to win fantastic prizes.
Get a move on! Take home a reading record and mark your reading to enter prize draws. The more you read, the more chances to win.
There are oh so many ways to make a Motion Commotion when you join 2018 Summer Reading Club!
Message from the organizers (Mission Arts Council):
This year the Mission Arts Council’s 22nd annual Fraser Valley Children’s Festival is on June 10th, 2018 at Fraser River Heritage Park, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE, and parking is by donation. There will be some food trucks on location, but you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch.
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AT THE FESTIVAL
1. Dress for the weather Rain or shine, the Festival will go on! Make sure to pack a raincoat or umbrella for a wet day and sunscreen for a sunny day!
2. Be safe and courteous. Don’t forget the buddy system! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Respect the personal space of all performers by ensuring the children are at a safe distance. Roving Performers are people too!
3. Arrive any time between 10 am and 4pm. At our main stage we do have a tight schedule and we try to have all shows start on time. Come early, check out the event and pick the show you want to see. Get your favourite seat, either on the grass or even better bring a lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
4. Plan your day; there is a lot to do and see at the Fraser Valley Children’s Festival. In addition to all of the great Festival shows and activities, you never know what creative fun will happen at the Festival, so leave a little time for the unexpected! In addition to theChildren’s Festival have a walk around the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park and enjoy the vista’s of the Fraser River and Sumas Mountain.
5. Nourish the soul and your belly Plan to have lunch at the Festival. Our vendors provide good healthy food and yummy treats, or if you like, bring a picnic. There are lots of places on site to sit down and enjoy a lunch!
Visit FVRL and the Mission Public library for details about this year’s Summer Reading Club and all the ‘Wild’ activities this summer!
The summer solstice occurs on Monday, June 20th.
Follow the links below to learn about two Canadian celebrations connected to the summer solstice.
National Aboriginal Day, June 21st:
“Catch the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21! Come celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.”
La Fête Nationale Du Québec, June 24th:
Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day. Here are some great ideas to show Dads how much we appreciate them. There is also a song about families and some inquiry activities around the question “What makes a family?”.
Book Trailer: Gator Dad by Brian Lies (released in May, 2016)
Gator Dad Activity kit
Activities: (From a post on Wonderopolis)
“How will you celebrate Father’s Day? Here are some fun activities you can explore with a friend or family member:
- Does your dad like to golf? Challenge him to a fun game that’s just a little different than what he might be used to. Play Frisbee Golf! (There is a course at Centennial Park in Mission!)
- Think about all the fun times you’ve had with your dad over the years. Make your own homemade Father’s Day card to show him how much he means to you. Include special memories of the most special times you’ve spent together. Have fun reminiscing about the good ol’ days!
- Treat dear old Dad to a special day of relaxation in the backyard. Get him a comfy chair, offer to do a few chores, fix him a nice lunch, grab him a refreshing drink, and then after he’s had a nice nap, play some fun backyard games together! Enjoy the day celebrating the special father figures in your life!”
What Makes a Family? Watch and listen to the song and try the activities from Wonderopolis below.
Read/listen to another Wonder-of-the-day: “What Makes a Family?” Try some of the family activities (and look at a very cute photo of a meerkat family).
It’s that time of year again! This year, the theme for the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Reading Club is “Book a Trip”.
Mission Public Library: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
“Book a Trip and travel with your imagination as you read throughout the summer! Join us for games, refreshments, and fun. It’s a one-stop shop to sign up for all of our Summer Reading Clubs, including preschoolers, kids, teens and adults.”
Grab your compass and get ready to travel the world! Book a trip to the library and join the Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Visit your favourite FVRL location to join. Sign-up starts mid-June and continues throughout the summer.
Read To Me (0 to Preschool)
Little ones get stickers, prizes and a medal. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.
Kids (grades K to 6)
Join the SRC and get an awesome reading record designed by BC illustrator Lee Edward Fodi. Win prizes, see great shows, and earn a medal. Just read every day!
Teens (grades 7 to 12)
Pick up a reading record. Read. Enter to win prizes. Repeat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Teens @ FVRL on FVRL’s Facebook page. You will find book reviews, trailers, quizzes, and more.
Adults (everyone else)
Reading isn’t just for kids! Read and enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.
Travel A to Z this summer. Join the summer reading club and discover amazing places far and near. Sign up starts in June and continues throughout the summer.